If USDA Choice were a basic Volkswagen, U.S. cattlemen should be producing the Audis and Porsches made by the same company, according to Robbi Pritchard. He says superior products require superior attention to detail, including shifting demand signals. Consumers have proven they’re willing to pay the “Porsche price,” … Read More

Source: Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources | March 25, 2020

A newborn calf is a reason for joy, but twin births in cattle are a reason for caution. (Photo by Todd … Read More

March 30, 2020

Cattle market responses to recent market turmoil

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist

Economists
often say that market prices are determined by demand and supply.  What
they really mean is … Read More

Source: North Dakota State University Extension Service | Feb. 10, 2020

Abortions and stillbirths are frustrating to livestock producers

An “abortion” is the discharge of the fetus prior to the end of the
normal gestation period, according to Gerald Stokka, … Read More

Source: foragefax.tamu.edu

March 9, 2020

By Larry Redmon, state forage specialist

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants combine solar energy, atmospheric CO2, and water, within green leaf tissue (chlorophyll) to produce carbohydrates. … Read More

Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency

March 9, 2020

Is COVID-19 impacting beef demand?

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist… Read More

In the March 2 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel discusses the current market situation; and Glenn Selk explains why it’s important for cows not to lose body condition right now.

Robert Wells, Noble Research Institute livestock consultant, talks intentional beef production and how to develop a winter feeding strategy and calving season that reduces the cost of winter feed. Read more at the Noble Research Institute…   

Hugh … Read More

Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency

Feb. 24, 2020

Regional cattle on feed breakdown

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist… Read More

Keep your animals healthy before, during, and after livestock shows. Establishing and following sound biosecurity practices is the cornerstone for reducing the risk of spreading diseases. Practicing good biosecurity means doing everything you can to reduce the risk of disease being carried from or back to your farm. The Texas … Read More